Tag Archives: gifts

16 days to Christmas

9 Dec

The shopping days are whizzing by now, so if you’re stuck for ideas, you need to stay tuned as I will be posting more Handmade Christmas Gift ideas everyday on the countdown…

 

Original Minnie Handmade Beady Buttons Earrings with sterling silver hooks

Original Minnie © Beady Buttons Earrings with sterling silver hooks

In the last few months I have expanded my Jewellery and Earring range to include the new Button studs (with sterling silver studs and butterfly backs), plus these new Beaded Button drop earrings also made from sterling silver.

You can find a range of Original Minnie earrings available in my Folksy SHOP, or contact me if you would like a pair making in a special colour.

17 days to Christmas

8 Dec

I told you that at the Belton House Christmas Market I attended last month, I was buying handmade Christmas gifts, as well as selling some.

Well, I thought I would show you a few of my favourites over the next few days…

What I found handmade at Belton Xmas Market printed tea towels by The Colegrave Printworks

What I found handmade at Belton Xmas Market - Printed tea towels by The Colegrave Printworks

 

I thought these printed textiles by The Colegrave Printworks were lovely, and they had cute printed tshirts and fabric bags too.  All the prints beginning as original illustrations.

At the moment they don’t have a website, but as soon as they do, I will add a link.

 

 

19 days to Christmas

6 Dec

Finding Handmade Gifts for Christmas

If you are rushing round for last minute inspiration, you could check out these blogs:

All items are handmade in the UK by independent designer/makers, and are for sale in each designers shop on Folksy.  Don’t forget, I will also be posting handmade gift ideas every day on my Christmas Countdown, plus I have my own Original Minnie online Folksy shop .

Happy browsing!


Last POSTAGE dates for Christmas

Once you’ve found a great gift, you need to make sure it will get there in time for Christmas Day, especially if you are sending cards/gifts abroad.  If you live in the UK, you could check out the Royal Mail website for their official information.


Original Minnie Last Postage Order dates for Christmas 2010

Original Minnie © Last Order dates for Christmas 2010

 

Last ORDER dates for Christmas

If you would like to order any cards or gifts from the Original Minnie Folksy SHOP in time for Christmas, the last dates for you to order and pay by are:

  • posting to UK & Channel Islands: 12 noon on Tuesday 21st December 2010
  • posting to Europe: 12 noon on Monday 13th December 2010 (that’s only a week away!)

Any orders made or paid for after these times may not arrive in time for Christmas Day.

(PLEASE NOTE: Original Minnie is not responsible for the content of other websites).


23 days to Christmas

2 Dec

Just a quick reminder to let you know that I will be at my final Festive event of 2010 this weekend at the Fineshade Wood Festive Fair.

Fineshade Wood Festive Fair 2010 leaflet

Fineshade Wood Festive Fair 2010 leaflet

Located in the beautiful Rockingham Forest, just outside the stunning town of Stamford, it will be a two day event of quality local crafters/makers, local food stalls, Christmas trees for sale, a few festive tipples, and of course the Fineshade Cafe for a warming cuppa.

Come long for some festive spirit and gift hunting – if you have signed up to the handmade pledge for Christmas, this is the perfect opportunity to find some quality handmade gifts, made by local makers/artisans.

Hope to see you there…

For more info, check out my Events page, or email me.


24 days to Christmas!

1 Dec

Well, December is here now, as well as the snow!

Handmade Pledge Badge from buyhandmade.org

With less than a month to go, you will no doubt be buying some last minute gifts too, and what better time of the year than to take the Handmade Pledge?

This year I am aiming to buy as many handmade presents as I can  (no-one’s perfect!) from independent designer/makers, for giving at Christmas time.

As part of this, I signed up today to the handmade pledge, and so have popped the badge proudly on the right.

If you want to take part, or find out more about the Handmade Pledge, take a look at their website.  (Original Minnie is not responsible for the content of external websites).